A Systematic Review for the Effects of Television Viewing by Infants and Preschoolers

@article{Thakkar2006ASR,
  title={A Systematic Review for the Effects of Television Viewing by Infants and Preschoolers},
  author={Rupin R Thakkar and Michelle M. Garrison and Dimitri A. Christakis},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118},
  pages={2025 - 2031}
}
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this work was to conduct a systematic review of experimental trials for the effects of television viewing by infants and preschoolers. METHODS. Searches were conducted as of January 2005 on several online bibliographic databases for the disciplines of medicine, psychology, education, and communications. Relevant bibliographies were also reviewed. The article contents were critically evaluated to determine whether they met inclusion criteria. Data were extracted from… 

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